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How To Reenact Your Favorite Hawaiian-Set Movies

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel

We've seen every Hawaii to-do list under the sun -- but this one seems the most Instagrammable. More than 250 films have been shot in the scenic A...

Riot Fest Music Festival 2014: Up Close (Photos)

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year, in celebration of their 10th year anniversary, 10 bands performed their classic albums in their entirety.

8 Hollywood Hits That Are Actually Terribly Overrated

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.12.2014 | Entertainment

Recently, HuffPost Entertainment presented a list of so-called terrible movies that we simply adore. Now we're flipping the coin to tear down champion...

Mike Ryan

Shailene Woodley Explains Leaving Spider-Man

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Shailene Woodley has changed a lot in the last three years. When I spoke to Woodley while she was promoting "The Descendants" in 2011, she was certain...

Coping With Loss of Loved Ones Through Theratainment

Tara Fass | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

The holidays can come loaded with affect for those who've had someone close to them die. More upsetting can be a recent loss, one which occurred around the holidays, or the first anniversary with a glaring non-attendance. Let's turn to film, television, and books with topics of grief and loss at their core.

Nebraska

Francis Levy | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

The Descendants was a complex movie, but the word for Nebraska, Alexander Payne's latest outing, is good intentioned. Not since Preston Sturges' Sull...

Popcorn Preview: Nebraska

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Nebraska (2013) Cast includes: Bruce Dern (Monster, Django Unchained), Will Forte (MacGruber), June Squibb (About Schmidt), Bob Odenkirk (Breaki...

Movie Review: Nebraska

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's interesting to see the way filmmakers stake out certain emotional territory as their own over the course of a career. Over the course of six films, Alexander Payne has created a body of work that focuses on the effects of and rebellion against disappointment.

Popcorn Preview: Gravity

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Gravity (2013) Cast includes: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Groege Clooney (The Descendants), Ed Harris (A History of Violence) Writer/Direct...

3 Ways to Get Along With My Teenage Son

Pam Didner | Posted 11.25.2013 | Parents
Pam Didner

I've learned that how they dress and act does not represent who they really are. Funky clothes, an aloof attitude and big headset do not mean they don't want to talk or they don't care.

Actor Sam Rockwell Takes A Single Shot

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In A Single Shot, opening in limited release Friday and available on VOD, actor Sam Rockwell looks as though he's right at home as a veteran outdoorsman who keeps meat on the table with his rifle. Nothing, Rockwell says, could be further from the truth.

Raising a Greek Cinema Paradiso

Dan Siegel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Siegel

When Alexander Payne stepped off the boat in late July to arrive on the Greek isle of Patmos, few locals recognized a major Hollywood writer-director in their midst -- or had a chance to see his films on the silver screen.

Movie Review: The Spectacular Now

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's the rare teenager who can see beyond tomorrow. While they may worry about the future, they tend to live in the moment because, among other things, they feel immortal and most have little evidence to the contrary.

5 Reasons Shailene Woodley Is The Next Jennifer Lawrence

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2013 | Celebrity

Jennifer Lawrence is the reigning queen of dystopian film heroines with her role as "The Hunger Games" series' Katniss Everdeen. Since the blockbuster...

INTERVIEW: Jim Rash & Nat Faxon on The Way Way Back

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.04.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Jim Rash & Nat Faxon have been comedic forces individually for awhile now, as evidenced by Rash's scene-stealing role as Dean Craig Pelton on NBC'...

New Clip From Alexander Payne Film

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

Hollywood officials associated with the Cannes Film Festival surely know how to market the weeklong event. A clip from the new Alexander Payne movie "...

My Movie Bucket List: Talky Films

Rachel DeChiara | Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen
Rachel DeChiara

I've never been one to have the patience for movies about people. You know the ones I'm talking about: no action or no real plot... just all character development.

Toronto Festival Conclusions: The Oscar race Begins

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While this year's best-picture winner may in fact have played at TIFF 2012, there was no huge critical groundswell around a realistic contender, the way there was last year.

Matthew Lillard On That Heartbreaking Scene In 'SLC Punk!'

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.31.2012 | Entertainment

If you haven't seen "SLC Punk!," starring Matthew Lillard, then you may not want to read any further -- although, you should really consider adding it...

Bad Break For Bryan Cranston

The Huffington Post | Michael Hogan | Posted 11.26.2012 | Entertainment

Bryan Cranston tried out for a role in Alexander Payne's next project, the road-trip movie "Nebraska," but probably won't get the role, the director t...

'Up All Night': Ben Falcone & Nat Faxon Are Cool Gay Couple

Posted 05.09.2012 | TV

It was a mini-"Bridesmaids" reunion as Ben Falcone came to "Up All Night" (Thu., 9:30 p.m. EST on NBC) as one half of a cool new gay couple Reagan and...

Blue Hawaii: How Old-Time Religion Is Sinking Paradise On Earth

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.08.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

Native Hawaiians have traded in for a religion that, though it varies in its particulars from Catholic to Protestant to Mormon, unites in its focus on the hereafter. Who cares if this world goes to hell, so long as you go to heaven?

Cinderella Redux at the Oscars

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Susan Celia Greenfield

The bad mother-daughter bond is an old familiar story. And I mean old. Throughout narrative history, mother characters have been evil or dead or both.

'The Descendants' Author Insults 'The Artist'

Posted 02.28.2012 | Books

The author of "The Descendants," Kaui Hart Hemmings, may not be very happy that the film adaptation of her book was overlooked for Best Picture last n...

GOLD WINNER

Posted 02.27.2012 | Celebrity

"It's a wonderful time for Oscar, who will win?" Billy Crystal belted out, complete with jazz hands, at the beginning of the 84th Academy Awards, henc...